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AFP: Civilian ship sent to avoid standoff at Ayungin

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China Coast Guard ships (L and R) and a Philippine supply boat (C) engage in a stand off as the Philippine boat attempts to reach the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. The Philippine ship finally slipped past the Chinese blockade to reach Second Thomas Shoal, where a handful of Filipino marines are stationed on a Navy vessel that has been grounded there since 1999 to assert their nation's sovereignty.  AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday said it sent a government civilian ship to Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) over the weekend to avoid confrontation with Chinese naval forces patrolling disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P24-B contracts for fighter jets, copters inked

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), regarded as among the most ill-equipped militaries in the region, is now beefing up its air defense capabilities.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP stops search for missing jetliner

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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Philippine Air Force C-130 crew members continue their search and rescue mission over the South China Sea more than four days after a Malaysia Airlines jetliner went missing en route to Beijing. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has called off its search for the missing jetliner after military aircraft and ships failed to find any signs of the vanished Boeing 777 in local waters.  AP PHOTO/PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE WESTERN COMMAND

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has called off its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner after military aircraft and ships failed to find any signs of the vanished Boeing 777 in local waters.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH planes, ships still have no sighting of missing Malaysian jet

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In this photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP

Two military planes and three ships have scoured a vast portion of the West Philippine Sea over the weekend, but have failed to detect any sign of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Sunday.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lipa drug bust tied to Mexico drug ring

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s fight against illegal drugs is facing a new formidable nemesis. A notorious Mexican drug cartel, described by US authorities as the world’s most powerful organized crime group, has traveled across the globe and found its way into the country, the Philippine National Police disclosed on Thursday.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

VIP media treatment irks locals

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Anderson Cooper who? Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and their families were not at all awed by the presence of the famous CNN news anchor and other foreign and local journalists who swooped down here to cover the catastrophe that hit central Philippines.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Leyte and Samar will rise again, says US diplomat

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A US official in the country expressed confidence that Leyte and Samar provinces shall return just like what Gen. Douglas MacArthur did.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

South Korea president cites Filipinos’ love for Koreanovelas, K-pop

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Ruling Saenuri Party presidential candidate Park Geun-hye speaks during a press conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul, Thursday, November 8, 2012. Park attempts to become the country's first female president and keep the government in conservative hands in the December 19 election. AP/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Even the newly elected leader of this rising economic superpower acknowledges how Filipinos’ affection for Koreanovelas and K-pop groups have helped bridge the two cultures.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH buying SK fighter jets

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GIVING FORCE TO PHILIPPINE AIR  This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines hopes to acquire from South Korea following President Aquino’s two-day visit to Seoul. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Move over. The big boys are coming. President Benigno Aquino III said the Philippines was close to finalizing a deal with a state-owned Korean aerospace firm to buy a squadron of FA-50 fighter jets worth P18.9 billion—a move seen to bolster the country’s aerial power and defend its territory in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino urges Koreans to invest in PH; blames most problems on Arroyo

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Whether in the Philippines or overseas, President Aquino never misses an opportunity to blame the country’s economic problems on the alleged corruption of the previous administration.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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